Liverpool to introduce energy-efficient LED street lights

LED street lights

All of Liverpool's street lights are to be replaced with LED lights in a bid to make the city more energy-efficient.

LED lighting produces a whiter, clearer light which would also help with visibility at night, the council said.

The first phase of the £7m project will see 1,038 lights replaced in Fazakerley, with 1,038 lights being converted across 158 streets.

The remaining 22,500 street lights, serving 3,214 streets in the city will be upgraded over the next two years.

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    08:59: News on the hour Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    Reports that one of James Bulger's killers had joined an online dating website are "disgusting," the toddler's mother has said.

    Jon Venables has subscribed to the agency under his new identity, and Denise Fergus now fears for the women he could contact who won't know about his past.

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    A scheme allowing people to find out if their partner has a history of domestic violence has been used more than 1,300 times in less than a year.

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    08:35: Man, 67, stabbed in burglary Liverpool Echo

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    08:15: Sunny with scattered showers Charlie Slater Weather Presenter

    Today should be mainly dry with sunny spells, the best of which will be in the south and east of the region.

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    08:06: Bulger killer joins dating site BBC Radio Merseyside

    The mother of murdered toddler James Bulger says it is "frightening" that one of her son's killers has been allowed to join an online dating website.

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    The weekend saw reports that claimed Jon Venables has signed up under his new identity - 22 years after two-year-old James was taken from a shopping centre in Bootle and killed by Venables and Robert Thompson, who were both aged 10.

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